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Arnold Belore Passes; Arrangements Set

Published: October 27, 2017 3:37 pm ET

Last Comment: October 29, 2017 3:05 pm ET | 13 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

The Standardbred world has lost a good one, with the passing of Arnold Belore, at the age of 84. Belore was a most respected horseman, race official and later, the patriarch of Belore trailers.

He was admired as an official for being a horseman's judge, and was known as the "dictator of common sense." He leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Janet, who traveled to many racetracks across Canada by his side.

He is also survived by his sons Leigh and Gerry, four grandchildren, Jamie, Tommy, Caitlin and Jesse, and six great-grandchildren.

His family wishes to thank the whole industry for the support they've been shown over the years.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, October 29 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home (246 Thames St S.), in Ingersoll, Ontario.

Funeral services will take place on Monday, October 30 at 11:00 am, at McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home. Following the service, there will be a reception at the Mount Elgin Community Centre.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Arnold Belore.

October 29, 2017 - 3:05 pmMy sympathy to the Belore

Leon Siple SAID...

My sympathy to the Belore family. Arnie was an institution around Oxford County for ages. He always had good stories to tell and encouraging words for everybody. Best of all he stood up for harness racing and did his part to help racing achieve the notoriety it enjoyed in decades past.

October 28, 2017 - 5:07 pmI was saddened to hear of the

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Arnold. He was a very humble, kind, honest man. I will miss the visits I had at Belore trailers.

My condolences to his wife Janet and the whole Belore family.

October 28, 2017 - 4:45 pmMy deepest condolences to the

My deepest condolences to the Belore family at this time. Arnold was a wonderful man that always had wise advise and lots of jokes to tell. A man I truly admired and will continue to admire in his passing. The standardbred industry sure lost a good man but I’m sure his soul will always be with all of us. Sending love and hugs to Belore family at this time and thank you Gerry Belore for introducing me to such a wonderful man.

October 28, 2017 - 2:13 pmMary Jane & I would like to

John Findley SAID...

Mary Jane & I would like to send our sincerest condolences to all the Belore
family. Arnold was a long time friend, saw him the last time at the Royal and had a great visit. Another good one gone.

October 28, 2017 - 1:38 pmHello Janet, Leigh and Gerry,

Jim Butcher SAID...

Hello Janet, Leigh and Gerry, the Butcher family is thinking about you, I can remember so many great moments with uncle Arnold and aunt Janet. I am thinking of you at this moment of sadness.

October 28, 2017 - 11:17 amArnold always had a hug and a

Arnold always had a hug and a smile for you! His memory will live with us forever! Hugs from our family to the Belore's! Rob & Tammy McNiven

October 28, 2017 - 9:38 amMy friend Arnie I’ve known

John Lamers SAID...

My friend Arnie
I’ve known Arnie for almost 50 years,i built home a silo on his farm in 1970,he was off to work and he never saw it being built it was done when he got home that night, i can still hear him say”how the hell did you do that so fast”
Through the years we became the best of friends i would stop at Belore Trailers sales and have a coffee with him, Janet,my wife Mary , Arnie and I would pick harvest apples from the tree at Belore sales and make apple sauce every year, Arnie would get out the forklift and raise me up to pick the apples than after we would go out for dinner
What a wonderful human being he was, i will not miss you Arnie but will never forget you my friend
My sincere condolences to Janet, Gerry,Lee and family
Rest now Arnie

John and Mary Lamers

October 28, 2017 - 1:07 amSorry to hear of the passing

Rod Hennessy SAID...

Sorry to hear of the passing of one of the greatest harness racing judges that we had out here in Western Canada. He left his mark of fairness on all the drivers that were growing up at the time he was in Alberta. He became a personal friend in later years through business dealings. My condolences to Gerry and family and also to Crystal.

October 27, 2017 - 11:08 pmI was lucky enough to be a

Marty Adler SAID...

I was lucky enough to be a fly on the wall watching Arnold at work in the judges stand. When dealing with horsemen, Arnold never raised his voice, and treated everyone with respect. When son Gerry filled his shoes in the booth, you could see that the apple never fell far from the tree. A great dad!

October 27, 2017 - 8:53 pmDeepest condolences to the

Tom Knight SAID...

Deepest condolences to the Belore family. Arnold was always a pleasure to deal with and always had a joke to tell. He will be missed.
Warm Regards, Tom and Liz Knight

October 27, 2017 - 6:24 pmOur condolences to the Belore

Ted Decker SAID...

Our condolences to the Belore family.
Ted & June Decker

October 27, 2017 - 5:19 pmI have known the Belore

I have known the Belore family for over 50 years. They are stand up people and Arnold was one of the best, always knowledgeable and a pleasure to visit with. My condolences to Gerry and the family. Rest easy old friend.

October 27, 2017 - 4:23 pmThis is sad news. Another

Jack Darling SAID...

This is sad news. Another giant of our industry has left us. 'dictator of common sense'-what a great description !! Our condolences to Gerry,Leigh,Janet and their family. Jack and Ann


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